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Fabricated Drama on the Lawrence City Council

Fabricated Drama on the Lawrence City Council

By: Kathy Runge – July, 2016 The soap operas have nothing on the Lawrence City Council. The meetings are filled with fabricated drama. The Budget Drama: During the first meeting…

Lawrence Tax Preparer & Former School Teacher Sentenced for Filing False Claims for Tax Refunds

Lawrence Tax Preparer & Former School Teacher Sentenced for Filing False Claims for Tax Refunds

BOSTON – A Lawrence tax preparer and former teacher in the Lawrence and Boston school systems was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Boston in connection with his role…

Audit Finds $15 Million in Inappropriate Payments from MassHealth

Audit Finds $15 Million in Inappropriate Payments from MassHealth

Bump Calls on MassHealth to Address Systemic Problems in Program BOSTON, MA — Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today released an audit that found that, during a roughly five-year period, MassHealth …

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL: An Open Letter to Jew Haters Masquerading as “Peace Activists”

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL: An Open Letter to Jew Haters Masquerading as “Peace Activists”

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL Anti-Semitic, hate group Massachusetts Peace Action (MAPA) can hide behind the name “PEACE” (see letter) but those of us who pay attention are not fooled. Their goal…

LETTER: “Peace Activists” Take Exception to Being Called out in VP Story

LETTER:  “Peace Activists” Take Exception to Being Called out in VP Story

To the Editor: In a recent article, Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan attacks Massachusetts Peace Action (MAPA) as an “anti-Semitic, pro-terror organization” that is “masquerading” as a peace group (“State…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – June, 2016

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – June, 2016

THANK YOU OUTBACK – Last month the Veterans’ Services Officer for North Andover and Boxford, Gerard Maguire, held a fundraiser for our veterans at the Relief’s In in Lawrence. I…

Second Boston City Official Charged in City Hall Plaza Music Festival Extortion

Second Boston City Official Charged in City Hall Plaza Music Festival Extortion

BOSTON – The City of Boston’s Chief of Staff of Intergovernmental Affairs, Timothy Sullivan, was arrested this morning after a federal grand jury indicted him in connection with the extortion of…

Mass. Board of Medicine is a Grave Danger to Patient Safety

Mass. Board of Medicine is a Grave Danger to Patient Safety

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – June, 2016 The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine has now been proved, twice, to work against public safety, against the very reasons we taxpayers…

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook – June, 2016

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook –  June, 2016

By: Kathy Runge – June, 2015 Let me start with a shout out to State Rep. Marcos Devers, who had the courage to vote against the “bathroom bill,” which I’m…

A Step Forward for the State’s Public Records Law ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

A Step Forward for the State’s Public Records Law  ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Katy Ives – June, 2016 In May, the Massachusetts Legislature approved legislation that seeks to enhance government transparency and accountability by providing residents with greater access to…

Acadia Insurance Company Sues NH Man for Libel Over Boycott

Acadia Insurance Company Sues NH  Man for Libel Over Boycott

Mike Demers of Salem, NH Says His Boycott Website Has Ruffled Some Feathers at WR Berkeley  According to the New Hampshire Dept. of Environmental Services, Haffner’s Oil Company overfilled the…

North Andover Man, Gloucester Seafood Executive Indicted on Tax Charges

North Andover Man, Gloucester Seafood Executive Indicted on Tax Charges

 BOSTON – A senior sales executive at a seafood processing company in Gloucester was indicted yesterday on federal tax charges.  Richard J. Pandolfo, 70, of North Andover, was indicted on…

GOVERNOR BAKER SIGNS PUBLIC RECORDS REFORM BILL INTO LAW

GOVERNOR BAKER SIGNS PUBLIC RECORDS REFORM BILL INTO LAW

June 3, 2016 Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a public records reform bill Friday, after a joint conference committee of the Massachusetts legislature negotiated and reached a final deal on…

Eagle~Tribune Outs Their Source in Salem, Selectman Resigns, Reporter Banned from Covering Meetings

Eagle~Tribune Outs Their Source in Salem, Selectman Resigns, Reporter Banned from Covering Meetings

  By: Tom Duggan – May, 2016 The cozy relationship between The Eagle-Tribune (which is headquartered in Alabama) and town officials in Salem, NH has come to an abrupt end…

The Ugly Truth About Common Core Education

The Ugly Truth About Common Core Education

By: DJ Deeb – May, 2016 The debate over Common Core has been heating up over the past several months, especially with the Presidential and Congressional Elections looming. The purpose…

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